Glad Game #4, Bookends, Etc

I’m glad I didn’t forget—in the flurry of April’s poetry celebration and prompts—that it’s time for another Glad Game’s list of gratitudes, á la Pollyanna!  Ready, set, go:

a) Grateful it’s April…spring is here and, in the Seattle area, we can look forward to brighter blue-sky, warmer sunny days (unless the rhyme about “April showers” holds true).

b) Thankful that the Internet is yet working and I’m still here with you, virtually.

c) Along with Spring, I’m grateful for April’s star-profile as National/Global Poetry Month.  I predict that hunkering down during Coronavirus will reap a crop of new poets trying their hands at writing verse (perhaps bored with games, movies, getting to know family and themselves, and heaven-forbid—books).

d) Thankful that a benefit of what my cousin calls “hibernating”, is more frequent phone visits🙂

e) Grateful for pastors (online/TV) who encourage us to pray and have hope…and “be of good courage”.  The pandemic is dangerous in ways besides severe illness and loss of life.  We can’t control Coronavirus, but we can choose how we think about things, regardless of our beliefs.

f) Over the weekend I was craving spice cake with cream cheese frosting.  I can honestly say I’m thankful the cake was not a success (combined 2 separate recipes)…cream cheese frosting on graham crackers is dreamy🙂

g) Grateful my new bookends arrived…I ordered a package of 4, and now have 33 books snugged between two of them.

h) For months, an old hymn’s melody played in my head…but I couldn’t recall lyrics or the title, to save my soul.  Last night I caught a clue, clicked on YouTube…I’m relieved, thankful to find:  “A Mighty Fortress Is Our God”.

i) Grateful I found a new blog theme I like…it may need tweaking, but change is healthy, and a different header image is refreshing🙂

j) Thanks, always, blog-folk…you keep me hopping!

May God hold you all safe and wellRhen

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